Banner image: 2017 Girls Rock! Canberra promotional poster. Designed by Ashley Ronning
At GR!C, the campers can expect an action packed week of instrument tutorials, band practice sessions, lunch time performances and creative workshops.
The first Girls Rock! Canberra program ran in January, 2016, at Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon, with 42 participants and around 35 volunteers.
GR!C 2016 lunchtime performers: The Rangoons (SYD), Wives (CBR), Aphir (CBR/MELB), Pleather & Pain (Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher and Steph Hughes), and The Show Ponies (feat. GR!C instrument instructors)
Workshops: Songwriting with Courtney Barnett and Jen Cloher, zine making, band merchandise (including screen-printing band shirts and badge making), Self-Care (the importance of looking after yourself), Music History, How to Start a Record Label (and the importance of music communities) with Milk! Records, Feminism & Gender 101 with Zoya Patel (Feminartsy), Improv Comedy (performance skills) with Hannah Gissane and showcase preparation
GR!C photographer: Mia Mala McDonald
Our second camp took place in July 2017, with 48 participants and 40 mentors. 2017 saw the introduction of a electronic music stream and new workshops including experimental music and self-defence.
Workshops: Listen In (sharing music), songwriting, self-defence, music history, experimental music, band merch (including screen-printing + poster-making), zine making, community + music with Genna Alexopoulos of Super Duper PR, building confidence with Ruth O’Brien, Creative Gains (roles within the music industry beyond being a performer) with Signal Creative.
GR!C photographer: Monica Styles